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setback
(n) difficulty or problem that delays or prevents, or makes a situation worse
fanny
(n) (slang) a person's bottom
perky
(a) cheerful and full of energy
testimony
(n) a thing that shows that sth else exists is true
lane
(n) a street, often a narrow one with buildings on both sides
wig
(n) a piece of artificial hair that is worn on the head, for example to hide the fact that a person is bald, to cover sb's hair, or by a judge and some other lawyers in some courts of law
tote sth
(v) (informal) to carry sth, esp. sth heavy
stand
(n) witness box
stunt
(n) (informal) a stupid or dangerous act
juror
(n) a member of a jury
bump into sb
(v) to meet sb by chance
downtrodden
(n) downtrodden people are treated so badly by the people with authority and power that they no longer have energy or ability to fight back
trusting
(a) tending to believe that other people are good, honest, etc.
fix sb up with sb
(v) to arrange for sb to have a meeting with sb who might become a boyfriend or girlfriend
wince at sth
(v) to suddenly make an expression with your face that shows that you are feeling pain or embarassment
peach
(n) (informal) a particular good or attractive person or thing
buy sb off
(v) to pay sb money, esp. dishonestly, to prevent them from doing sth you do not want them to do
doll sb/yourself up
(v) (informal) to make sb/yourself look attractive for a party, etc. with fashionable clothes
promiscuous
(a) having many sexual partners
shameful
(a) that should make you feel shamed